Barcelona. – The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, expressed a strong commitment of the City Council to the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The mayor and Secretary General Sijilmassi agreed to establish an operational dialogue between the City Council and the UfM in order to facilitate the Secretariat’s activities.
Barcelona was officially elected as the official headquarters of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean last November 4th, 2008. In 2009 an agreement was signed between the Spanish Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City Council of Barcelona for the establishment of the Secretariat in the Palau of Pedralbes.